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City of Ann Arbor

The City of Ann Arbor is moving forward with plans to increase housing density along transit corridors.  


City of Ann Arbor

Ann Arbor’s City Council will discuss Monday night the possibility of increasing the housing density along transit corridors.  

City of Ypsilanti

Ypsilanti’s city council approved a resolution that created an ordinance to protect residents who have been convicted of misdemeanor crimes.  

Congresswoman Debbie Dingell

Sycamore Meadows Apartments in Superior Township have rescinded two out of the four eviction notices they submitted in June to tenants who were accused of disorderly conduct and excessive noise.  

SOS Community Services
Susan Smith / United Way of Washtenaw County

Receiving an eviction notice is a difficult situation.  Typically, it's the first step to homelessness.  In response to this, SOS Community Services and the Ann Arbor Housing Commission created the SOS Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Eviction Prevention Program, which helps maintain housing for those at risk of eviction.  SOS's executive director, Rhonda Weathers, and its housing support coordinator, Zhe-Ahnte Johnson, explain their program in a conversation with WEMU's David Fair for this week's "Washtenaw United."


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Finding an apartment or house to rent is a difficult and stressful task in and of itself.  Add discrimination to the mix, and it becomes a nightmare.  89.1 WEMU’s Jorge Avellan visited an Ann Arbor woman who has lived that experience.   


Fracking
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Fracking, to say the least, is a controversial method of energy resource extraction.  Those who implement the practice contend it's more efficient, effective, and is not an environmental hazard.  There are many who disagree, particularly when it comes to environmental impact.  In this week’s, “Issues of the Environment,” WEMU’s David Fair discusses fracking and the effort to put it to a vote of the people with LuAnne Kozma, the ‎campaign director at The Committee to Ban Fracking in Michigan​. 


Ann Arbor District Library
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The city of Ann Arbor will host its last Sustainable Forum of the season this evening, and they will discuss what our county may look like in the year 2040.  


Ypsilanti City Hall
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Ypsilanti is moving closer to having a Neighborhood Enterprise Zone in the city.

For most of us, debt is a big part of life. According to a new study by Pew Charitable Trusts, 80 percent of Americans have some form of debt — from student loans to credit card balances.

There are many among the so-called silent generation, those born before World War II, who are still paying off mortgages and credit cards.

Parents probably don't put "check for tanning bed" when moving a child into off-campus housing. But many apartment buildings that cater to students provide free indoor tanning, a study finds.

"When my daughter went off to college, she looked at 10 apartments near her campus," said Dayna Diven, a dermatologist at the University of Texas' Dell Medical School. "All 10 of them offered residents free indoor tanning; I was shocked."

This week on The Green Room, Barbara Lucas examines how available housing choices -- or the lack thereof -- in Ypsilanti and Ann Arbor, impact the level of greenhouse gasses.

'Live Ypsi' Gets Second Year of Funding

Feb 18, 2013

A pilot program designed to encourage more Eastern Michigan University employees to live in the city of Ypsilanti has been so successful, it's getting a second year of funding.  Hear more from WEMU's Bob Eccles.

Habitat for Humanity of Huron Valley
http://www.h4h.org/

Habitat for Humanity of Huron Valley continues to expand its offerings as the community deals with the lingering impact of the housing market downturn.  Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.